Policy briefings

Public policy insights from academics at the University of Birmingham.

Knife crime across police areas

Knife crime across police areas
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Professor Anindya Banerjee and Juliana C. Pinto which uses data analysis to explore factors affecting knife crime.
Date:
14/06/2019

Birmingham Life Sciences Park

Birmingham Life Sciences Park
Description
A new Birmingham Life Sciences Park will transform what is currently a derelict site into a leading economic hub for life sciences generating over £180 million GVA and 3,600 jobs over 10 years
Date:
13/06/2019

Pulse oximetry screening

Pulse oximetry screening
Description
Pulse oximetry screening is a safe, painless and simple test that has been shown to consistently identify babies with life-threatening heart defects before they become seriously unwell.
Date:
12/06/2019

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Closing the Gender Pay Gap
Description
A new policy briefing from Professor Fiona Carmichael, Dr Marco Ercolani, and Dr Scott Taylor which explores possibilities for closing the gender pay gap.
Date:
12/06/2019

Transition to Electric Vehicles

Transition to Electric Vehicles
Description
Policy briefing from a study which explores views on specific actions to improve raw materials supply risks and battery technologies, as well as measures needed to tacklethe ethical and sustainability concerns.
Date:
06/06/2019

Using progesterone to increase live births

Using progesterone to increase live births
Description
Researchers found a 4% increase in the number of babies born to women in the study who were given progesterone and had previously had one or two miscarriages, compared to those who were given a placebo.
Date:
28/05/2019

Abortion Law Reform - Northern Ireland Next

Abortion Law Reform - Northern Ireland Next
Description
The provision of legal, safe, free, and local abortion care to women, girls and pregnant people in Northern Ireland is long overdue, and will also ensure that the law complies with international human rights standards.
Date:
24/05/2019

Mental health service delivery for 16-25 year olds

Mental health service delivery for 16-25 year olds
Description
Birmingham researchers have worked with colleagues at the University of Melbourne to research mental health policy and service delivery models for 16-25 year olds in the UK and Australia.
Date:
17/05/2019
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